Harcourt Hits a Hat-trick

A CALUM Harcourt hat-trick was the highlight of an excellent 8-1 win for Godmanchester Rovers U10s against Needingworth. Rovers were 5-0 up inside 10 minutes with the other goals coming from Greg Goodwin, James Horrey, Lewis Gabb, Matt Allan and Peter Sou

A CALUM Harcourt hat-trick was the highlight of an excellent 8-1 win for Godmanchester Rovers U10s against Needingworth.

Rovers were 5-0 up inside 10 minutes with the other goals coming from Greg Goodwin, James Horrey, Lewis Gabb, Matt Allan and Peter Southee.

Youth Football


JONATHAN Owen and George Martin put Alconbury U9s into an early 2-0 lead before Brampton Spartans got on the scoresheet.

Some excellent goalkeeping from Brampton prevented Alconbury from running away with the game but he could do little to prevent Martin netting his second and Alconbury's third as the hosts went on to win 3-1.

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The goal that settled the game came from James Gritton after great work from Matthew Pywowar. Alconbury needed all the skills of goalkeeper Tom Acton and a great defensive display by Bobby Turner to keep their slender lead intact.


SPARTANS U9 Blues suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Alconbury. Jack Findlay netted the only goal and William Dines-Allen had a fine game for Blues.

In an inter-club encounter Blues overcame the Reds 5-2 with Tom Snare, James Shaw and Archie Smith each netting a brace as well as a solo goal from Dines-Allen.

The top of the table clash between the U12s and Spartak A ended all square at 2-2. The visitors took the lead against the run of play after a long ball caught the home side napping. Their lead was soon doubled and the home side looked set for a defeat. With just 15 minutes left James Belbin seized on a half chance to bundle the ball home and seven minutes later the comeback was completed when Ryan Barnett followed up his own penalty to knock in the rebound.


OSPREYS U10s entertained neighbours Godmanchester and it was the visitors that took an early lead. Connor Ray led the fight-back with a well taken volley and Jack Edwards and Marty Pegram netted before the break to make it 3-1.

Goddy struck first in the second half before ospreys closed the game with two late strikes to leave the final score 5-2.


DEPLETED Rovers U12s did their best to stop Eversden Gunners firing on all cylinders but despite their best efforts were beaten 7-0. Goalkeeper Alex Jay performed heroically and Mark Dancy, Lewis Moon, Jake Mancer and Aneesh Sharma all played with great determination in defence.


ROVERS U12s found their home pitch at Hinchingbrooke classed as unplayable but they were happy to move to the Cherry Hinton ground in order to get this match played.

After just five minutes Simon Zientek put Goddy ahead with a well taken strike but the Lions pulled one back to leave it all square at the break.

Cherry Hinton came out strongly in the second half and were soon in front. Godmanchester battled back and, from a Sean Olley corner, Zientek found room to notch his second.

Two more goals in another two minutes saw Cherry Hinton go back in front and then Zientek was on hand to snatch his hat-trick and leave the final score 3-3.

Huntingdon Rowdies

PATIENCE was needed by Rowdies U14s as they fought hard to find a way through a well organised Grampian Gunners defence. It took two goals in quick succession early in the second half from Lewis Hammond and Joey Nicholson to secure the points against their battling opponents.

Priory Parkside

PRIORY U15s gained their first league win of the season in emphatic style as they over-ran Fulbourn to score a 7-1 win.

Priory dominated from the first whistle and could have doubled the seven goals they eventually scored.

Adam Barnett netted twice and other goals came from Gordon Logan, Aidan Mclean, John Betts, Olly Emanuel before keeper Ryan Ferrara completed the rout.


RAMS U11 earned a convincing 5-0 win against Needingworth Colts. Jordan Dover and John Day were on target with a brace apiece and Tom Cuthbert hit the other.

In a close-fought encounter Rams U12s were unlucky to lose out 2-1 against Histon Hornets despite Liam Parish netting for the Rams.

Rams U13A were hosts to Histon Hornets and, like the U12s, were unlucky in a close result as they went down 4-3. Scott Duncan bagged a brace with Oliver Wright grabbing the other.

Rams U17s took another three points to assist them in their bid to claim the league title, winning 6-3 against Mildenhall Jubilee.

Chris Stewart smashed a hat-trick, with screamers from Rory Fenton and Sean Hackett; Rams keeper James Boon also claimed a place on the scoresheet as he hit home a quality penalty.

St Neots

SAINTS U8s played out a hard-fought but enjoyable friendly against Letchworth before eventually went down 2-1. Letchworth took a two-goal lead but a well-taken goal by Joe Gore reduced the deficit before the final whistle.

The U7s had back to back games against Buntingford who found the Saints in devastating mood and failed to compete in either encounter. The first game finished with an 8-0 score in favour of Neots and the second game ended with Saints smashing 17 past the hapless Buntingford team without reply.

In game one the scoring spree was led by James Parker with a hat-trick, Elliot Thorpe and Joseph Watling added a brace apiece and Owen Dunnett's strike made the total eight.

The goal avalanche in the second game was led by Callan Irvine who hit seven, Thorpe recorded a hat-trick, Dunnett, Lewis Scaife and Parker all notched two and Watling found time to find the net.

A goal in either half earned the U16s a 2-0 win against Letchworth GCE Blues. Robert Hoye netted in the first period while Joe Cerveno scored a scorcher to seal the win.


BLACKS U7s visited Huntingdon Rowdies and recorded a 5-2 win. After Ryan Burry had given the Blacks an early lead, Rowdies hit back with two well-worked goals.

Dominic Brown got the Blacks back in the game with a smartly taken goal and Mark Hampson scored twice, the first from a good pass from Myles Unwin and the second from a quick throw from Burry.

With minutes remaining Burry smashed a shot from inside his own half which went in between the defender and goalkeeper and rolled into the net to complete the scoring.

Stukeley Meadows

FOUR goals including an Alex Rankine hat-trick in the first period was just reward for some scintillating football played by Stukeley Meadows.

Jordan Thrift-Sommers was also on the scoresheet and Daniel Thornhill and Matty Wright were commanding in defence.

Bluntisham pulled two back before Rankine took things into his own hands and netted two more and Ben Witten scored his first for the club to give Meadows a 7-2 victory.